Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
By Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: February 2, 2016
The enchantment continues....
The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?
With nine stories—five of which have never before been published—and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.
The Little Android: A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles.
Glitches: In this prequel to Cinder, we see the results of the plague play out, and the emotional toll it takes on Cinder. Something that may, or may not, be a glitch….
The Queen’s Army: In this prequel to Scarlet, we’re introduced to the army Queen Levana is building, and one soldier in particular who will do anything to keep from becoming the monster they want him to be.
Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky: Thirteen-year-old Carswell Thorne has big plans involving a Rampion spaceship and a no-return trip out of Los Angeles.
The Keeper: A prequel to the Lunar Chronicles, showing a young Scarlet and how Princess Selene came into the care of Michelle Benoit.
After Sunshine Passes By: In this prequel to Cress, we see how a nine-year-old Cress ended up alone on a satellite, spying on Earth for Luna.
The Princess and the Guard: In this prequel to Winter, we see a game called The Princess
The Mechanic: In this prequel to Cinder, we see Kai and Cinder’s first meeting from Kai’s perspective.
Something Old, Something New: In this epilogue to Winter, friends gather for the wedding of the century...
I've said this before, but it still stands true so I'll say it again: The Lunar Chronicles is one of the best series to ever be written. I read Cinder, Scarlet, Fairest, and Cress and fell in love with the world created by Marissa Meyer. It is just one of those spectacular series that once it grabs you it won’t let go. When it comes to fairy tale retellings, I believe Marissa Meyer is pretty much queen. I was blown away by how she took very distinct fairytales with strong female leads, and managed to re-write these characters and stories in an entwined epic universe. I didn't read Winter yet, but I did purchase it and plan to read it in February. I had initially planned to read it in December, but my plans fell through because of my job. I ended up working 13+ hours every day, so by the time I got home I was just brain dead. So February it is.
I am beyond ecstatic that Meyer decided to write more in this world. Stars above is a collection of stories set in the Lunar Chronicles world. More Iko, Cress, Thorne, Cinder, Scarlet, and the whole gang. I could not be any happier. I plan on reading both Winter and Stars Above in February, so I have a feeling that I'll have one amazing reading month!
Also, can we all take a quick moment to marvel at the breathtakingly beautiful cover? LOVE!
What book are you waiting for? Let me know in the comments below :)